Phone: 571-252-2050


Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Matthew Cookus

I am thrilled to be serving the Frances Hazel Reid Elementary School community! As Assistant Principal, I look forward to working closely with students, parents, teachers, and staff in order to assist each student to reach their full potential. I graduated from West Virginia University with a Bachelors Degree in History and earned a Masters Degree in Initial Teacher Licensure and Elementary Education from Shenandoah University. Additionally, I obtained certification in Educational Supervision and Administration from West Virginia University.


This year marks Mr. Cookus’ 22nd year with Loudoun County Public Schools. He taught fourth grade for 16 years at Banneker Elementary School and has served numerous times as a Summer School Principal with LCPS. Most recently, he has served as Dean of both Frances Hazel Reid Elementary and Dominion Trail Elementary Schools.


When he is not at school, Mr. Cookus enjoys attending WVU athletic events with his family. He resides in Martinsburg, WV with his wife and two children.